I’m not sure that this truly qualifies as a carne asada dish, since I was under the impression that carne asada was beef, but regardless, this recipe was a winner. It uses cheaply priced boneless, skinless chicken thighs and marinates them in a combination of citrus juices and spices. I used feta instead of Cotija cheese, since I already had it around and it was a great substitution. The pickled onions were a delicious acidic touch that cut through the richness of the chicken, feta and avocado. I served it with mashed black beans, heated through in some chicken stock and seasoned with some cumin. If you plan ahead enough to marinate the chicken and onions, this is a great weeknight meal.
Chicken Carne Asada Tacos with Pickled Onions